SOC Code 19-4092 - Forensic Science Technicians

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Collect, identify, classify, and analyze physical evidence related to criminal investigations. Perform tests on weapons or substances, such as fiber, hair, and tissue to determine significance to investigation. May testify as expert witnesses on evidence or crime laboratory techniques. May serve as specialists in area of expertise, such as ballistics, fingerprinting, handwriting, or biochemistry.


SOC Code 19-4092 - Forensic Science Technicians is a a final level code of the “Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 16,520 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $30.37 and average Annual Wage of $63,170.

Occupation Examples

  • Ballistic Technician
  • Ballistician
  • Ballistics Expert
  • Crime Lab Technician
  • Crime Scene Technician
  • Criminalist Technician
  • Fingerprint Expert
  • Forensic Analyst
  • Forensic Science Technician
  • Handwriting Expert
  • Trace Evidence Technician
  • Wildlife Forensic Geneticist

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